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521 one torsion bolt shorter than the other?


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#41 datzenmike

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 07:12 AM

Don't forget to check the toe in.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

Yeah I will, just need to find time to get an alignment done.  Truck is garaged for the winter so not being driven, but will be sure to get it done.  



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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:41 AM

I align the toe myself. Find my build thread about' my Island '76 goon'. Lowered several inches and was toed in. Basically you use the front tires or rims to point string out to the front of the vehicle about 50'. Measure between the string in front of the wheels and 50' out. The farther out measurement will be shorter because the two strings are converging. Adjust the wheels until the 50' mark is about 6" less than the measurement in front of the wheels.  On a 100' diameter circle, each degree is about 0.87' or about 9.5" wide so this would be about 1/2 a degree on two tires. I run mine about 6" or just under 1/2 a degree. Just saying this can be done yourself. I have about 10K miles on it and no wear showing which is preferable to leaving them where they were. 


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